Volunteer FAQ

Does YRNO have an age requirement for volunteers

No; although most of our volunteers are typically in high school we do allow younger students to participate with proper supervision. All volunteers must sign a waiver and those under 18 must have it signed by a parent or guardian. Younger student groups are evaluated on a case by case basis.

How large of a volunteer group can YRNO host?

We have no maximum size but we prefer groups with 10-25 members. Scheduling larger groups is also possible but requires additional advance planning. Please contact us for additional information.

Does YRNO require a volunteer fee?

YRNO does not require a fee, however, we do ask volunteers to make a one time tax-deductible donation to support our mission. This money is used to cover the costs associated with coordinating your trip, training and supervising your volunteer group, purchasing the materials, and maintaining our tool inventory.

Does YRNO provide housing accommodations?

YRNO has a bunkhouse that is particularly suitable for groups up to 30. Contact us for availability and cost. We can also refer you to several of our community housing partners.  Accommodations range from $15 to $35/person/night, and availability varies by housing facility.

What about Lunch?

YRNO also asks that volunteer groups provide their own lunches. However, lunches can be provided if scheduled in advance (for a small fee).

What should a YRNO volunteer wear to a work site?

Paint, sheet-rock mud, and other messy jobs can permanently ruin clothing so please wear clothing that you are not afraid to get dirty or damaged.Closed-toed shoes are mandatory and long pants and sleeves are recommended.


Interested in learning more?  Take a look at our

Volunteer Information Guide